Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain articles

Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology within supply chain applications.

All topics are covered in these articles which include ERP/MRP, Manufacturing Software, Advanced Planning, Demand Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management Software, Automatic Identification/Datacapture, Voice-Directed Warehousing, Printing & LabellingTransport Management, Asset Management Software and Mobile Computing.

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96,000 UK retailers failing to recognise value of effective pricing

96,000 UK retailers failing to recognise value of effective pricing

Around 96,000* UK retailers are putting their business at risk by failing to grasp the importance of an effective pricing strategy. The figure was published in a report by pricing and automation specialist, Omnia Retail, which questioned retail businesses on the scope and efficacy of their pricing processes.

Combatting the threat to 5G

Combatting the threat to 5G

By Adrian Taylor, Regional VP of Sales at A10 Networks.

For the telecoms industry, 2019 is the year of 5G. Service providers are in a race to rollout 5G services that will empower the next generation of smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Siemens PLM Software solution helps Aequator fulfil growing demand for customized coffee makers

Siemens PLM Software solution helps Aequator fulfil growing demand for customized coffee makers

There is more than one way to brew coffee, the invigorating beverage brought to the world from Africa in the early 17th century. Currently, most of the coffee is brewed using three categories of machines: inexpen­sive household appliances, commercial equip­ment for bars and restaurants and fully automatic machines used in retail shops and offices.

R&D rises to priority level for manufacturers

R&D rises to priority level for manufacturers

By Terri Hiskey, Vice President of Product Marketing for Manufacturing at Epicor Software.

Look back through time, there are plenty of examples of businesses that missed out on huge opportunities.

Innovation key to creating successful global supply chains

Innovation key to creating successful global supply chains

Budding managers can learn how to successfully lead supply chains of the future by creating cultures of innovation and adopting latest technologies, in all sectors of their organisation. This is one of many areas covered in the University of London’s latest degree programme, the MSc in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics.

Brands in the UK should ensure their vegan food products remain healthy to consumers, says GlobalData

Brands in the UK should ensure their vegan food products remain healthy to consumers, says GlobalData

As veganism becomes increasingly available in mainstream retail, consumers’ attention inevitably shifts towards how healthy a vegan product is. Brands should address this by reducing sugar and salt levels in processed vegan food, removing allergens and adding ingredients beneficial for the vegan diet, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

“Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares.

86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed supply chain digitisation

86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed supply chain digitisation

According to new research released from Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, 86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed the digitisation processes (using a cloud based platform with real time visibility, and automation capabilities) required to give them full control of their supply chain.

Research shows that retailers have five days to crack the sale, before risk of losing the customer rapidly increases

Research shows that retailers have five days to crack the sale, before risk of losing the customer rapidly increases

New research by retail technology expert Conversity has revealed that just under half (43 per cent) of shoppers researching complex purchases such as mobile phones, laptops or broadband packages make a buying decision within five days.

Pet food manufacturer snaps up FuturMaster supply chain technology across globe

Pet food manufacturer snaps up FuturMaster supply chain technology across globe

Royal Canin, the pet food manufacturer owned by Mars Inc., has started to roll-out FuturMaster’s cloud-based demand planning software as part of a supply chain initiative to standardise processes across the globe and improve efficiencies. The new technology, which has so far been deployed in the US, is expected to help manage the growing complexity of supplying the right products at the right time to over a hundred markets around the world.

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